It’s that fun time of year again when Blizzard sets out Hallow’s End in World of Warcraft. Who could pass up the opportunity to be zapped into a pirate, a skeleton, or more? And what’s with those masks? Of course, who could forget some of the excellent treats that you’ll find in your bags as well as trick or treating the innkeepers of Azeroth? Well, if you aren’t familiar with Hallow’s End, then you need to learn all you can about it. Here is the official information from the World of Warcraft website on Hallow’s End
**NOTE: The following information was taken directly from the Blizzard web site for World of Warcraft:
Observed by both the Horde and the Alliance, Hallow’s End is the celebration of the break between the Forsaken and the Scourge. Many tricks and treats await adventurers seeking holiday fun, including defeating the Headless Horseman, visiting inns and cities for fun items such as masks and costumes, and eating way too much candy in one sitting. Read below for more things to do during spooky season on Azeroth!
Type: Seasonal Holiday
Date: October 18 – October 31st
Location: Cities and inns throughout Azeroth and Outland
Trick or Treat!
Every year during Hallow’s End, adventurers celebrate the time when the Forsaken broke away from the Scourge. Heroes for the Horde and Alliance can speak with any innkeeper and get a Treat Bag with a fun surprise inside! Open it as soon as you get it or else it will fade away. Be wary, though. The innkeepers are just as likely to trick you, changing your perspective on life.
In addition to the innkeepers with their tricks and their Treat Bags, adventurers can purchase sweets from vendors in Orgrimmar and Ironforge. If candy isn’t quite your thing, no problem! Every inn has a tub prepared for a game of Bobbing for Apples. Also, Jesper, an orphan in Stormwind, and Spoops, an orphan in Orgrimmar, are both sick and can’t join in the Hallow’s End festivities themselves. Brave adventurers can make these two children feel better by speaking with certain innkeepers and bringing the treats they give you back to the orphans as a gift.
The Wickerman Festival, which takes place outside the Undercity every evening, promises fun for the Horde and the Alliance! For those interested more in tricks than treats, Darkcaller Yanka wants members of the Horde to throw stink bombs at the Alliance town of Southshore. Sergeant Hartman in Southshore encourages members of the Alliance to do their best to stop the Horde lest they be stuck cleaning up the stink! To get back at the Horde, he’ll also ask you to crash the Wickerman Festival outside of the Undercity. Everyone is advised to sharpen their blades, tighten their girths, and prepare for battle!
What would Hallow’s End be without excessive amounts of sweet, sweet candy? Candy Buckets (prominently marked with an exclamation mark) are located in inns throughout Eastern Kingdoms, Kalimdor, and Outland. Reach in and help yourself to a handful of assorted candy, which you then open by right-clicking it in your inventory. In addition, each candy bucket grants an experience point reward, or for maximum level characters, gold compensation. Note that you can only hold one Handful of Candy at a time, so make sure you open it before looting another candy bucket. Find all the candy buckets in each continent for achievements, and another achievement is earned by looting every last candy bucket in the land! If you’re wondering which candy buckets remain on your list, open up your Achievements panel and look for the relevant achievements under the “Hallow’s End” category, which itself is listed under “World Events.”
The candies themselves confer temporary beneficial effects upon eating them. One of the candies, G.N.E.R.D.S., are associated with one of the new Hallow’s End achievements – while under the effects of the G.N.E.R.D.S. buff, get 50 honorable kills on enemy players in player-vs-player combat. If your supply of G.N.E.R.D.S. is exhausted, you can obtain them from other players or from the auction house, as they are not soulbound.
The Headless Horseman
Adventurers who find themselves in Goldshire, Azure Watch, Kharanos, Brill, Razor Hill, or Silvermoon City may stumble upon the Headless Horseman as he flies over the town, inciting terror in the populace and setting their homes and buildings ablaze! Those who are brave of heart should talk to the Costumed Orphan Matron nearby to learn how they can help douse the flames and bring down the headless horror. Successfully fending off the Horseman’s attacks by extinguishing the fires is a daily quest. This quest is best attempted when other players are in the vicinity, as the intensity of the flames is too much for one player to reasonably handle.
Another daily quest leads players into the Scarlet Monastery in search of the dreaded Horseman. Heroes who wish to vanquish this scary shade once and for all can find his shrine located in the Scarlet Monastery graveyard. Once there, adventurers can summon and defeat him, ending his terrifying travails for good – and earning some fun and useful rewards in the process, including epic armor, seasonal broomstick mounts, a special pet, and even the Headless Horseman’s mount!
Hallow’s End Pumpkin Treats – Eating these tasty treats can cause one of the following effects:
Grow in size by 30% and turn orange
Turn into a skeleton with water breathing
Turn into a pirate with faster swim speed
Pumpkin Bags – Level 51-60 humanoid monsters have a chance to drop a rare 16-slot bag. Elite monsters have the highest chance to drop this handy prize.
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